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Donna Wittlake Donna Wittlake

RONAN – Donna Wittlake left for her reunion with her late husband Ed Wittlake, her great-granddaughter Maqualia Stacy and her last best friend Bob Brown, on March 21, 2019, just 13 days after her 88th birthday. Her love for adventure always amazed her family and friends. She lived in Alaska and raced dog sleds; raced stock cars and ran in a 5K desert race in Parker, Arizona, at the age of 64. Her favorite job in life was proprietor of a Christmas tree farm in Libby and selling those trees to Sears and Roebuck. She is survived by her three daughters, Sherri Wittlake (Floyd Lovell), Tudy Wittlake (Stacy) and Darlene Jones (John); her six grandchildren, her nine greatgrandchildren ...


Lynne Blumberg Lynne Blumberg

MISSOULA — Lynne Blumberg, former Sentinel high school teacher and feisty friend to many, died at the age of 96 in Missoula on March 28, 2019. She was born Lynne Mildred Stout on Jan. 3, 1923, on a farm near the badlands of South Dakota, and that rugged terrain, she said, served as a private playground...


Shirley Hutchins Shirley Hutchins

OREGON CITY, OREGON — Shirley Joan Lutton Hutchins passed away on March 21, 2019, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Shirley grew up in the Flathead Valley and graduated from Ronan High School. She was the youngest of eight children. She is survived by her husband, Keith Hutchins, he...


Theda Parizeau

RONAN — Theda Ann “Theann” Parizeau, 65, of Ronan, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, surrounded by her family at St. Luke Community Hospital. Theann was a long-time resident of Ronan for 11 years. She previously resided in St. Ignatius, Anaconda, and Butte. ...


Sharon Kjorvestad Sharon Kjorvestad

KALISPELL — Sharon Marie Kjorvestad, age 73, passed away on March 22, 2019, of complications from diabetes. Sharon was born in Rolette, North Dakota, on June 12, 1945, to Lyle Kjorvestad and Rose (LaFrance) Kjorvestad. At a young age the family moved to Montana. Her early education was in Havre where s...


Eugene Ashby Eugene Ashby

POLSON — Eugene Turner Ashby, passed away on March 17, 2019, peacefully in his sleep in the town he made his home, Polson. He was born on June 3, 1938, in Bluemont, Virginia, to Eugene K. Ashby and Hazel Sisk Williams. Gene Ashby, professional teller of tall tales, self-proclaimed master fisherman, ...


David Weinandy

PABLO — David Anthony Weinandy, long-time veterinarian in the Mission Valley, passed away on Feb. 18, 2018, of natural causes. He was born on Nov. 5, 1946, in Detroit, Michigan, to Adele Blinstrub and John Weinandy. David is survived by his children Kyle Weinandy of France and Krista Morrow of Bellingh...


Andrew Tressel Andrew Tressel

CUT BANK — Andrew Joel “AJ” Tressel, age 34, passed away on Monday March 11, 2019, at his home in Cut Bank. He was born on April 27, 1984, in Kalispell, and was raised primarily in Lakeside until the family moved to Rollins when he was 13. Andrew always loved being outdoors, especially c...


Aaron Thiel

RONAN – Aaron K. Thiel, 35, passed away on March 23, 2019. A celebration of Aaron’s life will be held on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm at the Jesus Community Church, 318 College Street in Stevensville. Garden City Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.  


Christopher David Christopher David

KALISPELL — On Saturday, March 16, 2019, our beloved Christopher Sean David passed from this life surrounded by his family at Kalispell Regional Hospital. He was born on Dec. 13, 2000, in Reno, Nevada, to Christine Mattingly Hesselman. On June 27, 2004, he and his mother married Charles David. The f...


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